Teen Vogue posted a useful guide for what to do and what not to do when videotaping police. 5. Try to provide evidence that your footage is real
In an era of fake news and rampant misinformation online, you want to make sure that your footage is as verifiable as possible. To do this:
Film street signs, landmarks, or exteriors of buildings to help determine the location.
Film a clock, phone home screen, newspaper, or something that helps verify the time and date.
It could be helpful to also state the time, date, and location out loud on camera, or write it down on a piece of paper and hold it up to the screen.
You can turn on GPS location services to help verify your location.
Film continuously instead of stopping and starting your camera; this will help fight against claims that footage was edited or manipulated.
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